A representative of U.S. President Donald Trump raised the case of jailed British anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson with Britain's ambassador to the United States following lobbying by the right-wing Breitbart.com website, according to a British government source and a pro-Robinson campaigner.
Former U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, Trump's Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, told British envoy Sir Kim Darroch at a meeting in June that Breitbart "people" had contacted him about Robinson's imprisonment, the British government source said.
Brownback told Darroch that British authorities should be aware that the website was making noise about the case, the source said.
The British Embassy in Washington has made no public comment on the discussion.